Looking at Social Factors in Public Open Spaces
This class incorporates traditional methods of evaluation for user-oriented approach to design such as Post-occupancy evaluation as a tool for understanding use of designed open spaces. It also examines new technologies such as social media as a tool for outreach and the relationship of the built environment to the digital world. We consider design as a communication process, environmental needs of vulnerable populations–children, elderly, disabled, low-income families, and personal and societal environmental values.
Location: Berkeley, CA